George Tadman

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George Tadman
Personal information
Full name George Henry Tadman
Date of birth 5 November 1914
Place of birth Rainham, Kent, England
Date of death 28 September 1994(1994-09-28) (aged 79)
Place of death Bristol, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?-1932 Rainham
1932-1933 Gillingham 0 (0)
1933-1935 Bristol Rovers 5 (2)
1935-1936 Gillingham 40 (18)
1936-1939 Charlton Athletic 87 (47)
? Cheltenham Town
1946-1947 Sète

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:38, 17 November 2007 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

George Henry Tadman (born Rainham, Kent, 5 November 1914, died Bristol, 28 September 1994) was an English professional footballer. His clubs included Bristol Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Gillingham.[1] and Cheltenham Town before in 1948 becoming Street F.C. player manager.

He made over 130 Football League appearances.


Tadman rejoined Gillingham in the summer of 1935. Tadman finished the 1935-36 season as top goalscorer for Gillingham with 18 goals.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Tadman moved on to Charlton Athletic in the summer of 1936, and with it moved up from the Third Division South to the First Division. Tadman finished the 1936-37 season with 11 goals from 29 appearances. In the summer of 1937 Charlton Athletic toured Canada and the United States. Tadman scored 12 goals on the tour, including 7 against Saskatchewan All-Stars on 17 June 1937.[2] The 1937/38 season ended with Tadman scoring 15 goals in 32 games. The following season Tadman scored 24 goals in 32 games, including 4 in a 7-1 demolition of Manchester United on 13 February 1939. Tadman also missed a penalty in this game. Tadman started the 1939-40 season well scoring 2 goals in 3 games, before the league was abandoned due to the start of the Second World War.

War years[edit]

Tadman guested during the war years for Aberaman Athletic, where he scored 4 goals in 1944-45, and Bath City, where he scored 6 in the same season,[3] as well as Swansea Town, Bristol City and Ipswich Town, where he made 1 appearance in 1945-46.[4]


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 30. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Rollin, Jack (2005). Soccer at War 1939-45. Headline Book Publishing. p. 448. ISBN 0-7553-1431-X. 
  4. ^ Tadman's profile